Twinkle, Twinkle #haiku #poem #Christmas

a star

A little star

hangs bright for all to see

tells a message

moose skate

 

 

The Bethlehem Star

Simple and beautiful are these things that adorn our Christmas world. Ornaments the prompt from Chevrefeuille’s Carep Diem

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In Tune #poetry #kindness #devotion

award shooting star

There’s a star in the sky

 one you’ll never quite see

but it shines all the same

perfect voice tuned to “C”

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you can’t hear what she sings

but the song is her own

she calls the disheartened

to draw near home

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I met this fair one

not long ago in a dream

she called in the dark

I was lost so it seems

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Radiance poured on a path

one that I’d never used

and I stumbled in the dirt

over unlaced running shoes

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on my knees I looked up

and I saw a bright light

it came with a song

what a beautiful sight

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“you will make it

I can see

not too far now

past those trees

take a left

then a right

you will find hope

past the night”

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Then I saw it in a smile

someone waving all the while

open arms rescued me

finally safe, darkness free

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“It is always darkest just before the day dawneth.” –  Thomas Fuller

Have you ever stumbled in the dark? It seems most of us do.  Have you ever been picked up out of the dirt? I have and am grateful for those gentle smiles that graciously moved me on my way.  If you have ever stumbled and been helped back up, remember to look for others who can use a simple act of kindness to help them continue on their way.

Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters. Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it. Hebrews 13:1-2

Sharing with the Poet’s United  Poetry Pantry because they are such a welcoming bunch and Godinterest cuz it’s a place I share thoughts.

Look at Me #poetry #photography

boys

you cannot  measure it, I know

nor can you wield  like sword or pen

tho fingers long to take, possess

it’s elusive now and then

aspire to  greatness, it is gone

turn your back and then it stays

for those out front and thespian types

it dances and it plays

why you so eager,  trap and grasp

success within your hand

for those with truly many gifts

never see its feathers fanned

then grasp now to what you will

look at  days for all they are

for you much treasure may you see

holding life,  a child, shining star

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Today’s prompt at Poet’s United Midweek Motif is success. Is success within your grasp or do you reach for other things???

Tear of a Star #shortstory #amwriting #flashfiction

They tried to capture it – my tear

The myth was if you caught one tear of a star you could rule the world.

But they got it wrong.

If you managed to get me, a star , upset I would not cry  there would be natural disasters

The world would vomit its dead, storms would come in like a tide,  the waves would get bigger drowning more people in waves of concrete.

If by chance you touched one tear of mine you would scream in torment.

For though nothing has happened it feels as if your entire body has been dropped into a vat of caustic acid.

Only one could manage a tear – my lover.

Loving arms wrapped around me would calm the waves, put out the fires, stay disaster.

His reassuring voice would put an ice cap on this inferno

As he laid me upon a green/ blue pasture in the universe as he brushed my hair,

I would be sated.

But that time has yet to come.

If by chance you meet this man

send him toward the end of the celestial grove.

For the hour grows late and my patience with humanity is waning

ire and mercury rises.

 

The Star in Her Element #haiku #stars #hubble

Silent is her pose

await night’s darkest hour

sweeping beauteous smile

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Aura casts upon me

darling of the universe

glitter and glow

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Sing in your frequency

your own scintillating song

endless twinkling notes

These photographs are from the Hubble telescope. Click here to see more magnificent images provided by ESA and NASA

Did you know that stars sing? Yes they have a song that is in their own unique frequency and the chorus of stars (could we hear it) would be beautiful.

thanks to Krisjaan and Carpe Diem for the inspiration. As we go through the Tarot deck today, we reflect on Star.

Where Stars are Born #oneshotwednesday

I looked up at a star one day

and looked it in the eye

where did you come from

I had to say

before you radiated beauty in the sky?

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She laughed a bit and blushed some too

with a grin she took my hand

She said

I’ll show you around a bit

show you how I was planned

***

We sailed across the cosmic waves

sorrow  left behind

saw untold beauty

as we journeyed

far and wide

***

We danced and sang

with stars we played

followed comets

in their trail

turned planets on their spindles

and drank the milky way

***

She said let me show you why you’ve come

her point was clear and strong

for as I gazed

I was amazed

it was you and I all along

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At that moment when our eyes first touched

and sparks flew in the night

they gathered

into one strong burst

before they took to flight

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she laughed and said “it was great love

that put me in the sky”

she hugged me much

a giggle too

and then she said “goodbye”

This is my poem for One Shot Wednesday. Please join us for a brilliant selection of poetry written by some very talented folks that One Stop Poetry has the privilege of reading and sharing.

Dear reader you must forgive me. I am in withdrawals. I havent written a story for children in too long so here is my romantic spirit and my writing for children merging.

Also … Check out Dancing in Shadow a One Stop duet I had the honor of writing with Sean Vessey.

Thanks to Dagoaty for the delightful pic: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dagoaty/3178288772